R&D center Sitri and optoelectronic components supplier Accelink Technologies Co. of Wuhan, China, will collaborate on the development of optoelectronic communications technologies. The agreement will allow Accelink and Sitri to combine their respective strengths in optical technology and promote optical components, silicon photonics, microelectromechanical (MEMS) and optoelectronics technology. It calls for strategic cooperation at the technology and product levels, as well as in market development. "China's optical communications industry has developed an international competitive advantage," said Charles Yang, president of Sitri. "Accelink is a leader in the field and has developed several standards for optical components in China. By joining forces with them, Sitri not only strengthens our position in the vital optical market, we also build on our R&D capabilities in optical technologies." As the largest optoelectronic components supplier in China, Accelink conducts R&D on the component level, and is the first Chinese company to own chip-level technology and mass production capabilities, it said. "MEMS and silicon photonics technology is vital to the future development of optical components," said Hao Mao, vice president of Accelink. "The MEMS and silicon photonics technology and expertise Sitri brings to this relationship are key to helping us fulfill our strategic vision for the optical market." Sitri (Shanghai Industrial μTechnology Research Institute) was established by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai government to focus on the development and commercialization of "More than Moore" technology to power the Internet of Things. For more information, visit www.sitrigroup.com and www.accelink.com.